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. they get captivated by the red carpet. >>> were you surprised she wore a jason wu dress as she did four years ago? >> i was gobsmacked. she has a tendency to spread the love around. one of the things that is distinctive about her is that she hasn't settled in with one designer and become associated with one brand. what she did for him was really quite extraordinary. she elevated him from near anonymity into a household name. in some ways, i think it was a bit of a safer choice because there is so much pressure on an inaugural gown to be this extraordinarily symbolic dress. i think she felt comfortable going back to someone who had done right by her. >> earlier in the day she had worn a dress and a coat by thom browne and has probably changed the arc of his career. >> if i was gobsmacked, i was stunned by browne. he really comes from the men's wear part of the business. the stuff that he puts on the runway is incredibly high concept. it is out there. >> fashion forward as they say. >> out there. >> out there. >> that's the technical term for it. the fact that she could, or her emissary c
term. mrs. obama revealing she had chosen jason wu yet again to design the inaugural gown. next, the inaugural ball, where 30,000 people expected to attend. this inaugural ball follows on a tradition started in 2009 to open up these events to every-day americans. a ticket cost as little as $60 and got people an amazing lineup to entertainers ♪ obama on fire >> reporter: alisha keys tweaked a rendition of her famous song. brad paisley brought the country. ♪ >> reporter: and stevie wonder rocked down the house, while jamie fox serenaded the bidens. ♪ i can't stop loving you ♪ >> there was also a special performance by mexico's hottest rock band. >> i'm here with mena, whippers of multiple grammies and latin grammys, amlex, you have supported president obama. so many hispanic americans came out for him. why do you think that happened? >> it's very easy. obama and the democrats had the best option for the latinos. immigration reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be
. it was jason wu. she chose him as her designer last time around. >> unbelievable. >> very unusual to make the second choice. >> very young. >> he's 30. >> 26 the fit time. i had to check his bio again. are you serious, he's only 30. >> but he is. >> he's got a lot more to accomplish. >> there's nobody in this business who knows more about fashion than you. it's amazing. this girl hears a name and she can rattle off the bio of the designer. >> i spoke to him on cnn an hour ago. ashleigh, the one thing he talked about that was interesting was what was so striking about the goun, the color. the ruby red is what he likes to call it. mixture of chiffon and velvet. he says the reason why he chose that color, because sometimes a design does begin with that, right, was because he felt after four years of watching the first lady and her style and how she's evolved, that the country, not just her, but the country was ready for a confident first lady. >> i never get it. red is that much of a statement. >> it is. i have to tell you, that's a look at the actual sketch that jason wu did of the gown. an
, a dashing dress by designer jason wu. we'll talk to him live later this hour. >>> arctic blast, dangerously cold air plunging south, bringing with it heavy snow and bone-chilling winds. this deadly 86-car pile-up, a scene of absolute chaos. >>> combat ready, prince harry on the front lines in afghanistan. >> our job is make sure the guys are safe on the ground. if it means shooting someone who is shooting at them, that will do it. >> gunning down taliban insurgents, plus -- >>> remember this, asteroids on atari, a video game original and all of its low definition, muted audio splendor. this morning, word that it may be game over for the arcade pioneer. >>> and heads up, a high school wrestler pinned under a ceiling light. amazingly the kid is all right. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. depending on what side of the aisle you're on, you probably either loved the president's inaugural address or you absolutely hated it. for all the people who praised the 19-minute speech, just as many are criticizing it. it hit on some controversia
. >> when first lady michele obama walked out on stage in that memorable white gown by jason wu, overnight, the designer became a household name. >> so take me to that moment, where she walked out. >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs. that's me. >> who will be the lucky one four years later? >> it's really brilliant what she's done in keeping a secret i have to say. in the previous administrations while there was always interest in what the first lady wore, there was never this kind of red carpet moment. >> reporter: sources close to the process say what started out as a 20 designer field for the inaugural gown has whittled down to two. two designers who have a shot at worldwide fame. so who are they? likely a new york based designer and quite possibly one who is emerging versus a established. around thanksgiving, designers submit sketches. garments are made. there are fittings and more fittings. the gowns are actually shuttled back and forth between new york and d.c. and because these designers don't have direct access to the first lady, they have mannequins made in her likeness tha
't know. >> jimmy chu and jason wu. chu and wu and wang. >> why do people not ask what the dudes are wearing? what suit did the president have on? no one ever asks. don't women get tired of that double standard? >> we do. what are you wearing? >> it's target. >> kmart? >> blue light special. >> we're going to have a whole lot more ahead. >> it is paula's last day, thankfully on "world news now." only kidding. we'll set aside one celebration for another coming up next. >>> "world ♪ >> good morning, everybody. we're leer in the lobby of abc news and our wall of fame here. all of abc's biggest stars. we have robin roberts, barbara walters, the captain of our ship, diane sawyer. but we all know that the crown jewel of abc news, boom, we were the first anchors to ever get our picture on the wall here. it took 21 years, but we finally made it. but the chapter comes to an end tonight. paula, it's a crazy business. things change just like that. so i want to take a few minutes to wish you all the luck in the world in your next chapter. we've had a fun year. can't believe it's been a yea
ex office. >>> the first lady wows in jason wu. it's time for the poli-side bar. she chose another dress by the young designer to wear. this time a ruby red chiffon and velvet gown. the first couple danced al green performed by jennifer hudson. the first lated tweeted about that touching moment saying just dance to let's stay together with the love of my life and the president of the united states. i'm so proud of barack. m.o. jason wu tweeted too. in shock. militia obama was caught making a facial gesture while house speaker boehner was chatting with the president. that conversation might have had something to do with the length of the president's remarks. the speaker said he agreed he should keep it quick. >>> president obama in his inaugural address that millions had watched made what some have called the most important gay rights speech in u.s. history. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for, if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> my next guest is
it will be a bit more subdued from last time. >> that was a jason wu dress. >> it was the white jason wu dress. >> many designers people didn't know. do you think that's something she takes into account, that ability she has to give somebody a name? is she trying to spread the wealth a little bit to other designers? >> yeah. i think she's very smart in that she hasn't attached her name to one particular design house. and she has also, i think, recognized that the fashion industry is not just about the giant corporations. it's about small business owners. it's about female entrepreneurs. it's about young, immigrant entrepreneurs. and that really comes through on her choices. >> she does seem to try to do a mix of the everyday designers that any of us could have access to, and some of the higher end ones as well. >> absolutely. >> it's always good to have you here. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >>> coming up next, small town letter that made a big impression on president obama. what he wrote back right after this. miss, this seat's available. (sighs) this is too good to be true. hi. john st
? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling fingers when she wore alexander mcqueen to a state dinner and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, sh
>> in 2009 her one shouldered white chiffon inaugural ball gown made jason wu a household name. >> when she wore it his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the world's top designers to sketch their vision, calvin klein went for a dark edgy tapered look. lila rose scott a delicate lavender gown while tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps ruffling feathers when she wore alexander mcqueen for a state dinner and a cardigan when she met the queen but she takes it in stride even as she becomes a fashion icon for the ages capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard, you know, i like to look nice. >> reporter: nice indeed. one thing is for sure the first lady is bound to shine and life for one lucky designer will never be the same. as for president obama, the men's wear company that designed his t
ball, mrs. obama looking beautiful in a jason wu gown. >> reporter: stealing the attention again from the president. she is much beloved here in washington on both side of the political aisle. president obama's main theme on this second inaugural day was national unity since there's an awful lot that we can get done if americans get together. at the president's second swearing in by supreme court chief justice john roberts, hundreds of thousands jammed the national mall. president obama had his hand on bibles use d by president lincon and martin luther king. >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people -- >> reporter: in his inaugural address president obama echoed themes sounded by lincoln and king. >> while freedom is a gift from god, it must be secured by his people here on earth. >> reporter: the president urged action on the deficit and global warming and keeping kids safe. >> we reject the belief america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation who will build its futu future. >> reporter: we
they could relax. >> last year, she wore a dress by designer jason wu, and elena cho interviewed him earlier. we played the piece. he said he was watching along with everyone else. he ended up kind of screaming when he saw she wore his dress, and it has made a huge impact on his business. >> he has a line in target, a high-end design, retail designs. design that everybody can wear, ready to wear. >> it's sort of hard on some of the older, more well-known designers who i think would like to see -- for instance, oscar de la renta who has dressed every first lady. >> mrs. bush wore a lot of de la renta. >> and hillary clinton still does. i think i think on him. i don't think she has worn anything by oscar. >> i say good for her for helping out young, aspiring, emerging designers. >> it's amazing, there's a consistency in terms of them being inclusive, wanting to open things up and wanting to give new people breaks. it's also amazing how she does one thing different, cuts her hair different, and the whole world -- the word bangs was googled more times. can you imagine? that's the morning after,
at these incredible pictures of her wearing that jason wu gown from the first inauguration. >> of course. >> night here in '09. what about her ball gown designer? any ideas on who she might be wearing this time around? >> well, you know, she made such a statement with that gown. i mean, to wear white certainly at that time of year, the bear shoulders. it was startling and, of course, put jason wu on the map. and -- but the economy, we've had a tough four years. and she's known for wearing her fashions over and over again. i wonder whether she'll make a fashion statement and wear a dress she's already worn. >> now that would be a big statement because she certainly hasn't been afraid to do that before. >> exactly. >> let me ask you about something from back from 2008. she wore this lemongrass-colored outfit designed by a cuban american designer actually, isabelle toledo. was that a good choice do you think? is that a good dress for her? >> you know, it was funny because a lot of people had a lot to say about there particular outfit. you know, it was her first term as first lady, as well. and you're
can wear anything from target to talbots to jason wu. but you once wrote, again, here. >> my words come back to haunt me. >> "avoiding the appearance of queenly behavior is politically wise. but it does american culture no favors if a first lady tries so hard to be average that she winds up looking common." she wore shorts. >> she was stepping off of air force one and there are like men saluting her and she was in shorts. >> that was not something that you think was appropriate. should she be more formal as a first lady? do you think she's managed to do that? >> i think early on first ladies, in general, are sort of loathe to think of themselves as sort of removed from the average person. and i think they make an effort to sort of be normal. but the reality is as soon as you step into that bubble. as soon as every picture of yourself becomes part of the public record, you're no longer just normal. so, i don't think that she, you know, that they need to avoid being queenly, necessarily. or they do need to avoid -- i don't think that they need to try so hard to be common. >> can you
forget that jason wu gown during the first inauguration. >> what she wears, there's always a certain pragmatism to it. it's never outrageous. it's never inappropriate. >> reporter: her frugal sensibility may endear her to most women, even down to her children. the green skirt sasha wore on election night, was first wore by malia in 2011. >> she is making a statement, that they are regular girls who are living exceptional lives. >> reporter: lives that will be on full display today. what will the girls and their mother wear? now, if yesterday was any indication, she will probably stay american. that blue dress and cardigan, reid croykof. and michael kors. will she go short or long for the inaugural ball? >> let's see if we can get some answers. joining us now, is kate bets, author of "everyday icon: michelle obama." and one of her favorite designers. thank you for being with us. do you have the answer? what is mrs. obama going to be wearing about? and will the bangs have imact on what she chooses? >> i don't have the answer. but i think she'll be wearing long. and i think the bangs ar
: designers receive instant recognition. four years ago jason wu was a relative newcomer when michelle obama chose his direct but unlike faircloth wu didn't know until michelle obama appeared. >> i'm in chicago and then two months later she wore it. i was in my living room having pizza and then i -- i was with a couple of friends. i said i think that's my dress. >> reporter: wu's and faircloth's dresses are part of history with a permanent home. >> they're really a walking billboard for the american fashion industry and that the inaugural gown is a great time to showcase american fashion and american designers. >> reporter: the gowns date back to 1829. currently on display, roslyn carters from 1977. a dress she wore twice before wearing it a third time to her husband's inauguration. >> there were some people that were not happy with that and who criticized her for wearing a dress that she had worn before. >> reporter: why? >> i think partly it's new, it's special, you want the drama of something new. the country wants the drama of something new. >> reporter: the
designer jason wu. >> put him on the map. >> yes, my god. and people think she will do the same thing for somebody else, but she tends to pick michael kors and other american designers, but she got some guff from wear iing a british design to a state dinner. so i think that she will stick american. >> and where does she fall in fashion? >> number one as someone that you would want to dress like. any time she wears a j. crew sweater, it will sell out in minutes. and the same thing of what she wore on "the view" and obviously jackie kennedy number up with and then hillary clinton known for the pantsuit and barbara bush known nfor the pearls and michelle obama as fun and approachable and fashion forward and everyone wants to dress like that. >> that is how i am often referred to fashion forward and approachab approachable. i want to talk to you about the bangs that have become all of the talk as well, and what is your take on those sh. >> 49th birthday present and she wants to be more lively and youthful and she wanted to have the last inaugural and wants to be remembered by it. >> and i
that are not politics, but fashion. the dress that mrs. obama was wearing. a tweets -- michelle obama chose jason wu dress for inaugural ball. greenville, north carolina and thomas on the independent line. >> i thought it was a good inauguration. a good speech, he is a great orator. i think she could have done better with her dress. >> atlanta, georgia is next. and he and the democrats line. >> i thought it was very beautiful. her dress was beautiful. i think they are to youthful people. i. i am glad he was reelected. >> the president today signing the nominations of john kerry and jacob lew -- jack lew. john kerry will have his hearing later this week to be secretary of state. the current secretary of state, hillary clinton, testifying twice this week on the ben ghazi attack. let's go to gardiner, maine on our republican line. >> this is roberta. onto to say i thought obama's acceptance speech was absolutely brilliant. i think that susan collins -- i am very disappointed in my senator. >> when you say susan collins needs hearing aids, what did you hear from her after the speech question mark next >
took to the dance floor at the inaugural balls last night in a red jason wu dress. it is a big accomplishment for the designer who also made her gown four years ago. it is the first time since nancy reagan that a first lady chose the same designer for both inaugurations. the shimmery ruby halter gown was sleeveless showcasing her famous biceps. "usa today" reports jason wu's web site crashed after people started looking for the dress. >> bill: she looked fabulous last night and also during the inaugural ceremony. >> a baltimore ravens player let it out about how he really feels about the new england patriots after beating them in the afc championship. yahoo news was in the locker room when linebacker thugs went on a profanity laced tirade telling them to have fun at the pro bowl, arrogant fs. he went on to say they're the most arrogant ps in the world starting with belichick -- >> that could mean a lot of different things. >> i'm not sure i can say it. >> bill: people. >> that's it. and what that is somewhat -- now when he went after belichick it was somewhat warranted he refus
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